Al­ter­na­tive site is laugh­able

The Scarborough Evening News - - THE VOICE OF SCARBOROUGH -

I must ap­plaud the coun­cil for the work they have done in re­lo­cat­ing Fi­ley Road Sports Cen­tre into the new Weapon­ness Sports Vil­lage, it is not per­fect with the miss­ing ten­nis and squash courts but over­all I think it is good.

How­ever, they must not get car­ried away with that suc­cess.

South Cliff Bowl­ing Club was never in­cluded in the sports cen­tre par­cel of land for sale or re­place­ment and can­not now be just lumped in as if it was waste land.

In fact if any de­vel­oper opened their eyes to its po­ten­tial it could be in­cluded in a new de­vel­op­ment as a cul­tural as­set.

The dis­grace­ful com­ments put be­fore coun­cil stat­ing that the club was strug­gling when in fact mem­ber­ship has in­creased in re­cent years is typ­i­cal of cer­tain parts of this coun­cil’s tac­tics in mis­in­form­ing the com­mu­nity in or­der to get what they want.

The idea of mov­ing the club to the re­dun­dant sites on the cliff side is laugh­able if it were not so se­ri­ous. Did they not do their home­work on this old site?

Be­cause if they had they would know why it be­came re­dun­dant. It is too cold and windy on most sum­mer evenings for bowl­ing on an ex­posed cliff side.

Bowl­ing is a part of our great British her­itage that is slowly be­ing wiped out by de­vel­op­ers in many cities des­per­ate to make a quick buck at any price, please don’t let Scar­bor­ough join this aw­ful list.

Peo­ple in the town need to make their opin­ions clear to lo­cal coun­cil­lors and force them to do their job of rep­re­sent­ing the peo­ple of this town.

Let’s all get be­hind this lit­tle gem and save South Cliff bowl­ing green. Bar­rie Wat­son Step­ney Road Scar­bor­ough

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